Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Denial is a river in the kingdom

Hi Folks, A really fun Memorial Day weekend of fishing.  Mixed it up a bit and concluded the weekend in search of Landlocked Salmon on a fly.  The river of large fish was above seasonal average flow and the water temp. was 59 degrees.  Wet weather pattern currently. Like the water up for this type of fishing.  We swung lots of smelt imitations and did a bit of nymphing.  There was a massive hatch of a #16 green bodied caddis, but very few rising fish.  Nothing with any regularity.  Also in the mix was the large #10/#12 March Brown may fly.  We did hook one nice silver salmon that made short work of us.  In addition we played with some pre spawn smallmouth that had run up into the river.  Lot of pressure on the river from both spin a nd fly anglers.  We left mid day as the rain set in.  We did encounter some rather large smallmouth that came up to the fly and said "I dont think so."  Cant catch all of them all the time.  Off to trout fish in the wet weather.  Should be good.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy